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EC5219 - Personnel Economics

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

Human resources are often the key to organisational success and managers must make frequent HR decisions such as: which types of workers to hire; how to motivate staff through payment systems and benefits; how to evaluate and monitor staff; and what to do with staff during an economic downturn. This subject uses economics to consider those and other questions relevant to an organisation's personnel. Whilst the primary objective of the course is to provide students with a set of analytical tools with which to judge the likely effects, and side effects, of different HR practices, it also provides students with insights into a broad range of issues facing employers and employees alike. It will therefore appeal to many different people - those interested in HR, those interested in Economics and/or those who are simply curious about the way in which economic factors influence employee/employer relations (be it from the employees' or the employers' perspective). The subject is tailored to students who (envision to) work at a position that requires advanced economics skills.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate an increased understanding of a range of different economic models that explain employee and employer behaviours;
  • Demonstrate extensive familiarity with those models to analyse HR decisions;
  • Equip students with more advanced skills to make predictions about the possible impact of those decisions on employees and employers.
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Combinations:
BX3053

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coordinator: Miss Diana Sheedy
Lecturers: Professor Zhang-Yue Zhou, Ms Thi Nguyen.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (25%); quizzes or tests (25%); multidraft Essays (50%).

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coordinator: Miss Diana Sheedy
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 0 hours
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: end of semester exam (25%); quizzes or tests (25%); multidraft Essays (50%).

Cairns, Limited, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Face to face teaching 22-Aug-2019 to 24-Oct-2019 (9am-12pm: 22 Aug (MasterClass); 19 Sept (Test); 17 Oct (Master Class); 24 Oct (Presentations) 2019)
Coordinator: Miss Diana Sheedy
Lecturer: Dr Taha Chaiechi.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (25%); quizzes or tests (25%); multidraft Essays (50%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.